Synopsis: A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Takeshi settles in Los Angeles where his younger, half brother lives and finds that although the turf is new, the rules are still the same as they try to take over the local drug trade.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Takeshi Kitano
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

I can't believe this sh*t.

Hand over the money

for the last batch.

All right.

What the f*** is this?

Fifteen hundred, right?

No. Three G's.

Hey, that's too much.

- That's the price.

- We can't make any money at that price.

Take it or leave it.

I didn't tell you to sell drugs.

- What are we supposed to do?

- Shut up!

You cheatin' son of a b*tch.

Where's my money?

I'm leaving.

Don't go, Aniki.

His thugs will get you.

Got any guns?

Some old ones.

Bring them.

Mo, get my brother

back to the hotel, please.

- All right.

- Be careful.

What is goin' on?

Ken's brother

just beat the sh*t out of Victor.

That's tight!

Are you the Jap

that beat up the boss?

Come with us. Come on.

- Yo, hold up, man.

- Don't follow him, or we'll kill you.

Hold up.

Then why'd he hit Ken?

Look what they did to me.

I want them shot.

I'am f***ing pissed.

They'll f***ing respect me.

What the f*** do you want?

If you kill him in one shot,

he'll give you ten bucks.

What'll we do?

Take their turf.

We'll have trouble with the Mexicans.

Then it's war.

My brother says...

we are going to war with the cholos.

Aniki, do we have

to stay in here forever?

No choice.

We go out, we're dead.

Hit men may be here already.




What's going on?

I'm at war in America, too.

What exactly did he do in Japan?

He was a gangster.

Who's the other guy?

His lieutenant.


They contacted us.

- What did they say?

- Want to meet us tomorrow.


At the Sunset Square Hotel at 10:00.

Hide them.

All right.

I'll check the conference room.

Where we gonna hide these?

Take 'em out of the bag.

- Will it fiit?

- Yeah.

Wait a minute.


Do you think you can get away

with what you did?

They're asking if we think

we can get away with it.

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese comedian, television personality, director, actor, author, and screenwriter. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, abroad he is known almost entirely for his filmwork. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし, Bīto Takeshi). Kitano rose to prominence in the 1970s as one half of the comedy duo Two Beat, before going solo and becoming one of the three biggest comedians in the country. After several small acting roles, he made his directorial debut with 1989's Violent Cop and garnered international acclaim for Sonatine (1993). But he was not accepted as a director in Japan until Hana-bi won the Golden Lion in 1997. In October 2017, Kitano's completed his Outrage crime trilogy with the release of Outrage Coda.He has received critical acclaim for his idiosyncratic cinematic work, winning numerous awards with Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa having once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Many of Kitano's films are dramas about yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where little appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak worldview, but are also filled with humor and affection for their characters. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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